Meet the Team and look at our history

We provide UKAS accredited asbestos surveying, testing and monitoring services across the UK

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Meet the Team and Acorn History

We are a multi disciplined environmental and asbestos consultancy, specialising in asbestos management and statutory compliance. Our management team has over 85 years combined experience in delivering accredited services.

We are one of the last fully independent asbestos consultancy companies who have no links or interests with contractors. Central to our core values are quality, speed of execution and above all excellence in client satisfaction and retention.

As such this has to lead to our progressive expansion since our inception in 2000.

The people you’ll meet at Acorn Analytical Services are talented experts who love their work. Our people do everything they can to be available when you need them.

They’re only a quick call away and are always happy to offer advice, support and guidance. It’s always nice to put a face to a name, here are some of our team.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Managing Director

I became Managing Director when the Company was established in 2000.

I have excellent links within the asbestos industry sitting on the ATaC management committee and ARCA governing council.

I am responsible for the establishment and maintenance of corporate policy and procedures associated with the asbestos consultancy services provided by Acorn.

Neil Munro

Neil Munro


I work in a dual role focused primarily on growing and leading the business from our Northampton office base. My focus is on overseeing all sales, marketing and financial activities from Northampton. I assist clients with high-level asbestos management strategies and training.

Together with Ian Stone I host our weekly podcast – Asbestos Knowledge Empire and I'm Co-author of Asbestos The Dark Arts and Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety.


Ian Stone


I am based out of our Northampton office but regularly travel to meet with new and existing clients. I have assisted thousands of clients over the years on varying sized projects, several have been schemes totalling over one million pound spend purely on asbestos.

Together with Neil Munro I host our weekly podcast – Asbestos Knowledge Empire and I am Co-author of Asbestos The Dark Arts and Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety.


Paul Knights


I work in a dual role focused on supporting the business from our Northampton office. My focus is main client account management, UKAS accreditation and compliance from Northampton.

I oversee the companies Integrated Management System ensuring compliance with our many ISO accreditations and certification.

I look after some of our largest corporate and public sector clients.

Stephen Mcglone

Stephen McGlone

Operations Director

A founding Director of the Company and based in our Head Office in Leeds.

I am in daily contact with other Directors and senior managers, maintaining a constantly updated knowledge of current work performance.

My roles include expansion of the corporate client base and procurement of new work.

We've been around since 2000


The company was formed as an Asbestos Consultancy Testing Laboratory.


The company extended it's UKAS Accreditation and became a Type C Inspection Body.


The company expanded into the built environment, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD). The CAD department undertakes all forms of scaled and measured drawings. Our CAD drawings are drawn using a state of the art real-time drawing system.


The company extended our electronic filing services to include paper shredding and environmental recycling of paper.


The company expanded it's capability and has seen the opening of our Southern office based in Northampton.


Leeds office moved into larger premises expanding their capability and also to accommodate the 33 staff.


See the opening of our London office expanding our capability further across the UK.


Leeds office moved again into even larger premises to accommodate the expanding team.

We also launch our CDM and health and safety department.

Our Asbestos Podcast - Asbestos Knowledge Empire was launched. Available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher and Youtube.

We were the winners of the Innovation award - Northampton Business Awards.


2021 was a big awards year for Acorn.

A very proud moment that we were awarded "Employer of The Year" for the Northamptonshire Business Awards.

We were awarded the "Business Innovation Silver Award" for the Northamptonshire SME Business Awards.

We were finalists for "Excellence in People Development" at the Birmingham Awards

We were awarded the "Asbestos Consultancy Award" at the Tomorrow’s Health and Safety Awards 2021.



Gained UKAS Accreditation for Testing.


The company moved into electronic filing and storage. This involves the collection of paper bases data and transferring to an electronic system. This system allows for Internet-based storage or in-house systems.


The company expanded into Maritime work undertaking off shore projects in Gibraltar, Vietnam, Ivory Coast and Singapore. Acorn Analytical Services is now recognised as a leading asbestos maritime specialist.


The company expanded our statutory compliance services by opening a water assessment and legionella department.


We achieve an extension to scope on our UKAS accreditation allowing the delivery of accredited services directly from our Northampton office.


Northampton office moved into larger premises expanding their capability and also to accommodate the 20 staff.


With further development, we successfully become ISO 9001 Certified, ISO 14001 Certified & ISO 45001 Certified.

Our Asbestos Book - Asbestos The Dark Arts was released and became a Number 1 best seller.


Our capability further expanded with the opening of our Birmingham office.

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